Choosing the Right Surface Design to Combat Healthcare-Associated Infections
There are many cracks and crevices where bacteria, viruses, and dirt can hide when it comes to surfaces. Browse through Healthcare Design’s inventory of antimicrobial products that do battle everyday to try and keep infections from spreading through surfaces.
The medical field is racing to keep up and fight the fast spread of bacteria that is evolving equally as fast while resisting antibiotics. The battle is beginning to gain some ground with companies such as CuVerro, a solid surface material registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to actively kill bacteria. The inherent properties work 24/7 in between cleaning, never washing out or wearing away, making it ideally suited for commonly touched places. In addition, EOS Surfaces offers a variety of progressive surface materials to meet varied needs including a 3 cm solid surface that offers premium design and durability.
Sourcing Materials for Surfaces in Healthcare
Whether it’s decorative high-pressure laminate from Arborite, or high-pressure antimicrobial laminates from Formica with inspirational and timeless looks, or other companies such as Wilsonart, Aristech Surfaces, LG Hausys America, Inc-Surfaces Division, or Meganite Solid Surface, Healthcare Design is leading the way in bringing together a collection of suppliers.
Surfaces in healthcare environments must stand up to constant cleaning, potentially damage causing equipment or products, or even just regular wear and tear. Corian products are a popular choice as a surfacing material.
Alternatively, tile and paint are also options. Find the right manufacturers for the job your need for your surfaces, for example Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore & Co, and PPG Architectural Coatings all provide high-performance, long-wearing paint products focused on the medical industry.
HCD Magazine knows that facilities are always looking for ways to marry the need for a surface that can stand the rigors and demands of healthcare while keeping an aesthetic that looks inviting and beautiful.